Football Helmets with 360° 8K Cameras and 5G

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Football Helmets with 360° 8K Cameras and 5G

Global IoT-enabler Telit made an announcement that will interest any football-fan: ORBI is using the Telit FN980 5G data card series to build the world’s first football helmet with built-in 360° cameras that allow fans to experience the game from the player’s perspective. The 5G helmets shoot video in 8K at 60 frames per second. They also highlight how Telit is enabling innovative companies to quickly add 5G to create breakthrough products and services with the 8K Cameras and 5G project.

Each ORBI 5G helmet has six embedded cameras, that stream footage to a remote server. Artificial intelligence stitches the feeds in real time into a single video delivered to audiences, such as broadcast TV and VR-headsets. The ORBI production systems will be able to support all 22 players’ cameras during a game.

Telit and ORBI: Football Helmets with 360 8K Cameras and 5G

The Telit FN980 series takes advantage of the 5G networks already installed at nearly half of all U.S. NFL stadiums. The FN980 series features the Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF System, which is ideal for high-performance, bandwidth-intensive applications like professional video broadcasting.

Imagine being able to experience Super Bowl live from a players’ point of view – live in 8K video at 60 fps – on TV or a VR headset,

said Iskander Rakhman, CEO, ORBI.

The ORBI 5G helmet is the only commercially available headset that enables those kinds of revolutionary fan experiences. When we needed to select a 5G solution, our design house partner recommended Telit, which had exactly the data card we needed – and before any other vendor we considered.

We’re excited to collaborate with Telit and ORBI to unlock this new and exciting 5G application powered by the Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF System. The ORBI 5G Helmet, is an innovative example of how 5G is addressing bandwidth intensive applications like professional video broadcasting that require the unprecedented speeds of 5G mmWave,

said Gautam Sheoran, senior director, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

ORBI is a prime example of how innovators and disruptors turn to Telit when they need the latest mobile technologies to make their vision reality,

said Dennis Kelly, SVP Sales Americas, Telit.

With the Telit FN980 series inside, the ORBI 5G helmet can take advantage of the newly ratified 3GPP Rel. 15 standard and the rapidly growing number of football stadiums with 5G networks.

Author: Rainer Claaßen
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